Can a large Inheritance be too big?

Norton Hammersley Estate Planning

Receiving a large inheritance can be an unexpected windfall or curse to your beneficiaries. If you share these concerns, what are your options? Are there alternatives to a large, lump-sum inheritance that are worth considering? To avoid a negative outcome, it is not uncommon for individuals to evaluate alternative methods to transfer wealth to their beneficiaries. According to a recent …

Norton Hammersley help raise $4,500 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County

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The Commercial Investment Division of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee recently donated $4,500 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. This donation will support the numerous educational and recreational programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs across the county. The money was raised at the division’s inaugural Sporting Clays Tournament held Feb. 24 at the Sarasota …

Changes in Norton Hammersley – Michael P. Infanti is named a Partner and we welcome new Associate Christopher J. Fowler

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Norton Hammersley are proud to announce that Michael P. Infanti has been named a Partner. Mr. Infanti routinely represents individuals, developers and landowners in the acquisition, sale, development and leasing of stabilized and distressed condominium and other real estate projects throughout the state of Florida.  Mr. Infanti also represents local and national banks in the negotiation, structure and documentation of …

Norton Hammersley announce platinum sponsorship of Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon

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Norton Hammersley are proud to be platinum sponsors of the Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon.  Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathons represent their biggest fundraisers of the year. They rely on the proceeds to help raise, train, and match their amazing dogs with visually impaired students, people whose lives are transformed by new levels of independence and freedom. Southeastern Guide Dogs create and …

Sarasota considered a ‘Hot’ Real Estate Market for 2017

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House hunters in Sarasota County will find the real estate market is in prime position for major growth in the coming year. That’s according to the real estate website Trulia, which just released its top 10 list of “hot” real estate markets across the country. The data is based on five key metrics including Job growth, high affordability low, vacancy …

US home prices exceed pre-recession values with healthy sales but what about Florida?

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U.S. home prices have fully recovered from their steep plunge during the housing bust and Great Recession, according to a new study. The national home price index, released Tuesday, is slightly above the peak it set in July 2006, after rising 5.5 percent in September from a year earlier. The milestone comes after more than four years of steady gains. …

Trusts Remain an Important Tool for Lasting Legacies

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Life, by its very nature, is uncertain, and nowhere is it more important to consider those uncertainties than when planning how the fruits of a lifetime will protect and sustain loved ones or continue to support cherished causes in the way someone wishes. In the past, trusts were mostly viewed as a strategy for preserving estates by reducing the impact …